BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The road trip picture and the gambling movie come together in the Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn-starring Mississippi Grind. After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film just released this dirty, sleazy, really funny trailer
Now that Iíve spent ten minutes picturing Reynolds and Mendelsohn working together, Iíve grown a percentage point or two more interested. After all, I actually canít wait to see Reynolds play opposite a grizzled Jeff Bridges in the comic adaptation R.I.P.D., because thatís precisely the over-the-top kind of film I donít mind him in. (Just give us Deadpool already!)
Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film will center on a down and out forty-something gambler, who teams up with a younger gambling addict on a road trip through the Southern U.S. in hopes of bettering their luck. Jake Gyllenhaal will produce and star as the younger lead; Mendelsohn is currently in negotiations for the other lead.
With a role in the upcoming cop drama End of Watch (premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month), and the low-budget sci-fi thriller Source Code as his most recent film, Jake Gyllenhaal seems to be making a successful turn back to indies, exactly what he needed after a string of high-profile flops like Love and Other Drugs